It may look like a square relation of Star Wars’ R2D2, but James Dyson’s space age Contrarotator washing machine has been out-performed by a model costing half its £1200 price, the Bosch Maxx, according to the Consumers’ Association.
Using two drums rotating in opposite directions, Dyson claims the machine, which was launched last November, cleans clothes better than high-street rivals.
But the association found it ‘very poor at cleaning’ with a maximum load, and maintains that Dyson’s energy efficiency claim is misleading.
Dyson has disputed the findings, saying industry tests prove the Contrarotator cleans better and faster than conventional models. Wash this space.